Our Georgia injury firm partners have handled auto product liability cases against all of the major car manufacturers. New devices that provide comfort and convenience are also a major marketing device for car companies. The designers often fail to consider the safety aspects of these improvements.
In a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) auto safety advocates from Safety Research & Strategies, Inc. have alerted regulators to the danger that paralyzed vehicle occupants are at risk of serious burns from seat heaters. Paralysis victims inability to appreciate the sensation of excessive heat puts them at risk. Warnings and heater limit switches are simple remedies for the problem and hopefully NHTSA will take action soon.